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Cargill Sales Account Manager in Los Angeles, California

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible, and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.


The Senior Sales Account Manager (Protein) will support Cargill Protein’s Distribution business across all channels with primary focus on Retail, Foodservice, and Processors within the Southern California, Vegas, and Arizona territories. We seek a seasoned professional who will handle our critical or complex products that require excellent client relationship skills to maintain competitive positioning.


  • Develop a plan to establish and maintain account relationships and meet personal sales targets.

  • Build a business plan for each account.

  • Coordinate use of resources (e. g., technical, advertising) to provide value-added services to accounts.

  • Develop strong client relationships that provide significant input to planning product, price and service strategies.

  • Support supervisor and other sales professionals in developing new market opportunities in the designated territory or market.

  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

  • Proficient in the use of basic business software (Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Minimum 10 years of sales experience within the protein industry (Beef, pork or poultry)

  • Experience with SAP & Power BI

  • Strong negotiation and selling skills and experience

  • Bilingual: Spanish, Korean or Vietnamese.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.